Full country name  Republic of Moldova
Capital Chișinău


33,843.5 km2

Administrative divisions

Moldova is divided into 32 districts, three municipalities and two autonomous regions (Gagauzia and Transnistria).


2,597,100 (excludes Transnistria)
Ethnic groups 75.1% Moldovan[a] 7.0% Romanian 6.6% Ukrainian 4.6% Gagauz 4.1% Russian 1.9% Bulgarian 0.36% Romani 0.07% Poles 0.89% Other


91.8% Christianity —90.1% Eastern Orthodoxy —1.7% Other Christian 5.5% No religion 2.4% Unspecified 0.3% Other


Romanian (also called Moldovan
Currency Moldovan leu (MDL)

Government type

Unitary parliamentary constitutional secular republic


Maia Sandu

Human Development Index

0.750 | 90th
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Moldova, country lying in the northeastern corner of the Balkan region of Europe. Its capital city is Chișinău, located in the south-central part of the country.

Formerly known as Bessarabia, this region was an integral part of the Romanian principality of Moldavia until 1812, when it was ceded to Russia by its suzerain, the sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Bessarabia remained a province of the Russian Empire until after World War I, when it became a part of Greater Romania, and it reverted to Russian control in 1940–41 and again after World War II, when it was joined to a strip of formerly Ukrainian territory, the Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, on the left bank of the Dniester River (Moldovan: Nistru) to form the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic. Upon the collapse of the Soviet Union in August 1991, this republic declared its independence and took the name Moldova. It became a member of the United Nations in 1992.

Source : Britannica

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